Tag Archives: New-Mexico

The J.R. Nelson, Jr. Collection, no. 10 – American West Road Trip, Carlsbad Caverns and Grand Canyon

This multi-reel home movie captures the Nelson family as they take a road trip across the American Southwest, headed to California via Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon.

The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 6 – Rancho Feliz, 1944

This home movie from the Hunt Family Collection documents life on E.M. Hunt’s Rancho Feliz in Berion, New Mexico, located just northwest of El Paso on the New Mexican side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Featured are the operations and activities of a working farm and ranch in the southwestern United States in the 1940s.

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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 7 – Rancho Feliz, 1945 – 1946

This home movie from the Hunt Family Collection documents life on E.M. Hunt’s Rancho Feliz in Berino, New Mexico, located just northwest of El Paso on the New Mexican side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Featured are the operations and activities of a working farm and ranch in the southwestern United States in the 1940s.

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

The Benson Family Films, no. 1 – Vacation to Rock Hound State Park

This home movie captures the Benson family camping at New Mexico’s Rock Hound State Park, famous for attracting amateur geologists known as “rockhounders” in search of agates and quartz crystal. Among the footage of the mountainous scenery, a family member holds and pets a horny toad, the Texas State reptile.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 16 – West Texas Vacation, 1972

This home movie captures the Baylor family on a road trip through West Texas and New Mexico. Footage includes the family climbing and rolling down the sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park in the Big Bend Region of West Texas, a stop at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Mount

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1937 Sun Carnival Parade and Sun Bowl

This home movie captures scenes of the second annual Sun Carnival parade and Sun Bowl in El Paso on January 1, 1937. Floats, marching bands, and military corps parade through downtown El Paso, many carrying pageant queens, including the Sun Queen. Following are scenes of the Sun Bowl, in this early year still played at

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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 5 – Outdoor Fun (1945-50)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burton family enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. Scenes of Bettie and her friends playing outside, riding bikes, riding a mule and horses, celebrating birthdays, water skiing, fishing, and going on family road trips are included.

The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 2 – Visit to New Mexico and West Texas, 1937

Set against the desert mountain backdrop of West Texas and New Mexico, members of the Hunt family capture the events of their trip to the Southwest. Their journey through New Mexico takes them to Bonnells Ranch in Glencoe where they participate in a cattle round up, then onto Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces where

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A. M. Harper, Cloud-Land Elk

In his film Cloud-Land Elk, A.M. Harper elaborated on the standard home movie format by including intertitles and credits along with documentation of a hunting trip in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado.